Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Officially no longer @ work - let the last minute planning and prep begin!

Friday (June 25) was my last day of work at work. While I have this week off, I officially start maternity leave on July 4. So until July 2011, I am a 'free' woman. The weekend was like any other weekend, but it was odd not heading to the office Monday morning.

That being said, things are now getting done that haven't gotten done just because I haven't had time to do them. The master bathroom finally got cleaned out - with all of the expired and ancient (never going to use them) things thrown out. The laundry is actually 'caught up on' and our bed actually got fresh sheets and made. Further the floors got cleaned... The baby stuff is also all organized and I even have managed to buy some clothes for my step-daughter to get through the summer.

Even the miscellaneous administrative stuff is getting done. I might even get around to some of the other projects I've been meaning to get to (ie. wedding album and baby book) if this bean sticks to the plan.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A birthdate is set...

Well at about 39 weeks gestation the bean will join our family by way of a planned c-section! I'm quite happy to now have a plan with respect to her birth...and feel like I can now get all the details into place. Best of all, my biggest fear (being told that my decision to have my child by c-section wasn't possible) is now behind me.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

35 weeks down - 5 to go

I now have a referral to an OBGYN and soon will know whether or not my request/desire for an elective-c will be respected or if I'll have to ask for another referral to another OBGYN. Although given the timelines (I'm now 35 weeks and 2 days and will be 36 weeks and 2 days when I meet with the OBGYN), I'm a little nervous.

The last prenatal went well - my weight was actually down a pound, which I guess means I haven't gained anything in the last 5 weeks - but overall I'm up 26 pounds from where I started and the doctor doesn't seem to worry. The baby is quite active and my energy levels have been good. Further, my blood sugars seem to be well controlled.

I've only got two more weeks of work to soon that part of my life will be on pause although I would like to remain active in some capacity while on maternity leave.

Yesterday I bought the baby a long-sleeved onesie that says 'Bean' on it and next week the long awaited Bumbleride Indie will arrive into our home. It's hard to believe but this pregnancy is very nearly now done and soon our household will have one more person in it...